Millennium Children: Their Perspectives and Experiences

The point of departure for this course is children's perspectives and experiences and how to elicit their views in research collaboration. The aim is to present research students with a review of cutting edge research with children.

Critical issues of theory and methodology are highlighted, and various perspectives and dilemmas are up for discussion. The participating students will be helped to relate their own research to these perspectives.

The focus of the course is on the rights and perspectives of children on one hand and multiculturalism on the other.

Among the central issues are:

  • research on children's voice and perspectives
  • children's rights, welfare and participation
  • research on children's and adult's co-construction of reality
  • multiculturalism and empowerment of children.

Students will have the opportunity to develop their own research further by discussing their ideas with experts as well as fellow students, through group sessions and presentations of their work.

Facts about the project
Project leader

Johanna Einarsdottir, University of Iceland, Iceland